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Chicho: Spain’s Horror Maestro

Narciso Ibáñez Serrador is one of the most well-known, and best loved, names in Spanish film and television history. Forever linked to the horror genre, ‘Chicho’, as he was known to all, was responsible for the legendary TV series Historias para no dormir which ran intermittently from 1966.

Sticking with horror, Ibáñez Serrador wrote and directed the box-office smash hit, La residencia (The House That Screamed) which was released in Spain in 1969, and he followed that up with ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (Who Can Kill a Child?) in 1976. In between, he was responsible for devising the legendary TV gameshow Un, dos, tres…responda otra vez which ran on Spanish television for 10 seasons between 1972 and 2004. The show became a broadcasting phenomenon, even reaching UK screens as 3-2-1, presented by Ted Rogers accompanied by Dusty Bin.

Chicho passed away in 2019, and ¡Viva! and FilmFear have linked with the Instituto Cervantes to bring to HOME a celebration of one of Spanish film and television’s most distinctive voices.

Presented in partnership with the Instituto Cervantes